News items

February 2018

  1. Malaysian and Vietnamese trade unions to collaborate on protecting migrant workers’ rights

    20 February 2018

    The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) have developed a Joint Plan of Action on increasing protection of Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia.

January 2018

  1. © VNA 2023

    Viet Nam’s Deputy Prime Minister meets ILO Director General

    26 January 2018

    The two sides discussed key issues, including Viet Nam’s commitment to universal labour rights and ILO’s support for the country’s social insurance and wage reforms.

  2. © Peder Sterll 2023

    ILO: Unemployment and decent work deficits to remain high in 2018

    22 January 2018

    The ILO’s flagship report shows that while the global unemployment rate is stabilizing, unemployment and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many parts of the world.

  3. Responding to consultation on Labour Code reform: Key points on gender and discrimination

    15 January 2018

    The gender task force on the Labour Code reform of the United Nations in Viet Nam has issued key points on gender and discrimination as part of the public consultation on the Labour Code.

December 2017

  1. Viet Nam’s wage reform should be fundamental: Deputy Prime Minister

    14 December 2017

    The high-level Government official appreciated ILO’s advice for wage reform, including the better alignment between grade, position and salary in the public sector and the role of collective bargaining in wage setting in the private sector.

November 2017

  1. ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    30 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  2. High-level politician requests scaling up ILO’s programme models for wider impacts

    13 November 2017

    Head of the Party Central Mass Mobilization Committee Truong Thi Mai visited factories under Better Work Viet Nam and SCORE Training, focusing on industrial relations issues.

  3. Viet Nam to consider grade, position-based salaries in public sector while gradually reforming social insurance

    09 November 2017

    Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue consulted ILO Viet Nam on wage and social insurance policies on 8 November as part of the development of country’s reform.

October 2017

  1. Viet Nam tips regional forum on domestic workers issues

    25 October 2017

    The 10th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour with the theme “Towards Achieving Decent Work for Domestic Workers in ASEAN” coincides with the 6th anniversary of ILO’s Convention on Domestic Workers.

  2. Electronics business coalition kicked off to boost CSR in labour practices

    20 October 2017

    The ultimate goal of the coalition is to contribute to more and better jobs while improving industrial relations in Viet Nam’s electronics sector.

  3. © AFP China Xtra 2023

    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  4. Viet Nam’s 18 million non-agricultural workers are in informal employment

    04 October 2017

    The country publishes its first informal employment figures.

September 2017

  1. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  2. Media plays critical role in ensuring fair gains of economic growth

    14 September 2017

    A media workshop is organized to help Vietnamese labour journalists gain in-depth knowledge on industrial relations issues in economic integration.

August 2017

  1. Winners named for SafeYouth@Work Media Award

    10 August 2017

    The award aims to give the young a central voice at the discussion on occupational safety and health.

July 2017

  1. ILO: Access to justice often out of reach for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    26 July 2017

    New study finds that migrant workers lack access to fair and responsive remedies for labour rights abuses.

June 2017

  1. New books on international labour standards available in Vietnamese

    28 June 2017

    The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has launched the Vietnamese versions of two ILO’s publications on freedom of association and international labour conventions.

  2. Viet Nam’s 1st Industrial Relations Summer School now open for applications

    20 June 2017

    Enrolment closing date is 30 June 2017.

  3. © Yamuni Rashmika Perera / ILO 2023

    Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy

    14 June 2017

    New ILO report shows closing the gender gaps by 25 per cent by 2025 could add US$ 5.8 trillion to the global economy and boost tax revenue.

  4. Children at risk of child labour in natural disasters

    13 June 2017

    Viet Nam is one of the countries hardest hit by climate change. As disasters destroy livelihoods, children may give up school to work for their families’ survival.